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Chi Phi Xi Delta Barn Rebuilding Fundraiser

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On the night of September 3, the Chi Phi barn was destroyed in a fire. We are thankful no injuries occurred, but devastated at the loss of something that helped make the Xi Delta Chapter so special. We are exploring an effort rebuild our barn, but need your help.  As this recently happened, our plans to rebuild are not finalized and no decisions have been made. When they are, the fundraising goal will be adjusted to match what we need. What is clear is that our insurance policy will not be enough to rebuild the barn. The initial goal limit is based on our preliminary expectation of the cost. The housing corporation has not made any decisions on designs of a potential future structure.

For 30 years, the Chi Phi barn has been a place for people to come together. We have used it to relax on a weekend; we have used it to bring countless Brothers into our family; we have used the barn to mourn the loss of Brothers no longer with us. We have also used the  barn to welcome thousands of friends into our home. Chi Phi Chapters across Florida and Brothers across the country have visited throughout the years. Some have stayed with us during summers, and they have left with lifelong friendships. We have hosted every Fraternity and Sorority at Florida Tech for one reason or another. For the past 30 years, we have opened our doors to you to celebrate a holiday or to toast to all of our successes after a semester, or even to sit under the shade and enjoy a beautiful day. The Chi Phi barn sat at our house, but it has lived in the hearts and memories of so many of us.

I’m sure many of you have some great memory of a time around our barn. Maybe you heard a song that you couldn’t resist dancing to, or a game that you won and still talk about with old friends. The barn could have been the place where you met someone you’ll never forget, or it could have been the place where you fell in love. We ask that you think about what the barn has given you. We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has put many people in a less secure financial state. We ask, if you are able to do so, that you donate to help in our efforts so that thousands more can experience everything that you have, too.

Any money donated through GoFundMe will go directly to funding the barn exploratory project and will not be tax-deductible.

The Executive Boards of XDHC and XDAA

The Xi Delta Housing Corporation (XDHC) is an organization run solely by elected alumni of the Xi Delta Chapter of the Chi Phi Fraternity located in Melbourne, FL. All donations will go to XDHC in an effort to explore what future structure could replace the barn. This would eventually include construction costs for a new structure. The fundraiser's donations will be directly withdrawn by the intended recipient.



  • Alan B Brown
    • $100 
    • 9 mos
  • Christopher Goshow
    • $100 
    • 9 mos
  • Lyn Liner
    • $2,000 
    • 2 yrs
  • Richard Crannell
    • $250 
    • 3 yrs
  • Eric Lamb
    • $500 
    • 3 yrs


Xi Delta Housing Corporation
Melbourne, FL

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